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Roof Cleaning in Allendale NJ
Have you ever wondered what those black stains are on the roof? It’s not jet fuel, it’s not tree sap, and it doesn’t mean you need a new roof. It’s a bacteria called Gloeocapsa Magma that loves to feed on the roofing shingle. It is very contagious. Once it gains momentum on the roof it will cause the roof to retain more moisture. This extra moisture promotes the growth of moss. Pressure washing is not the answer. High-pressure water can damage roofing shingle. And it does not kill all of the organisms at the root level. Check the website of your roof shingle manufacturer. They will tell you to use a detergent that contains bleach. They will also tell you do not pressure washed the shingle. This is the method we use.
Soft-Power Washing in Allendale NJ
The days of high pressure washing our thing of the past. Most of the staining on siding is caused by organic matter like mold and mildew. If you don’t use a detergent that disinfects the siding the stain will grow back rather quickly. Power washing siding doesn’t necessarily have to mean high power. And hot water does nothing to kill the mold spores. The bottom line is you must use a soap with the disinfecting chemical. Bleach is the safest, truly biodegradable, and non-carcinogenic chemical known. Bleach is actually called sodium hypochlorite and is used in the local municipalities to drink the drinking tap water. We bleach wash all surfaces before we apply any water pressure. Cement, pool patios, vinyl fencing, and even cement hardscapes and retaining walls.
Roof Moss Removal Allendale NJ
Moss develops a root system just like a plant. If you pull it out prematurely off of the roof you will most likely take the roofing granules with it. This can leave scarring on the roof. It is best to treat the moss and kill it then let mother nature take over. Moss dies very easily with a very light bleach solution. It does not harm the shingle and is actually recommended by the roof manufacturer. This is the slowest way to clean the roof but the least aggressive way to clean the roof. And the act of fully sterilizing the roofing shingles it will stay clean for six times longer.